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The Sherman Oaks Nursery School

5520 Van Nuys Boulevard
Sherman Oaks, CA 91401

(818) 787-6481


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of The Sherman Oaks Nursery School is to provide an environment that is both stimulating and supportive to young children, where young children can discover that they are important and where learning can be fun. The school's philosophy is to recognize and accept the uniqueness of each child; to create an initial school experience where children can comfortably and freely explore themselves and their environment to permit development in ways which are natural for every child.
We will recognize the unique timetable of the development of each child.
We will be aware of age appropriate guidelines upon which to base our curriculum.
We will recognize the young child's need for a variety of appropriate "hands on" experiences that provide opportunities for creativity and exploration.
We will endeavor to recognize the early signs of any physical, developmental and learning disabilities and provide prompt referral to appropriate professionals.
We will endeavor to provide a sense of community and a support system for all families, especially for those who are separated from their own.
We will endeavor to teach understanding and appreciation of the unique religious and ethnic background of each family by explaining, respecting and celebrating holidays such as Christmas, Hanukkah, and Martin Luther King's birthday.
Children of all racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are welcomed and accepted.
We will provide an environment that encourages positive experiences and successes and where boundaries are few, explicit and firm.
The staff and Director will be chosen for their teaching ability and demonstrated knowledge and skill with young children.
Staff members will engage in continuing education. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school